The sewer lines in Elma affect only a small number of residents, but infrastructure upgrades could lead to expensive repairs over the next five years.
Minor tax increases are proposed for highway and water rates in Elma in next year’s budget. This is to account for increased fuel costs and at least a 21 percent increase in salt purchases for the highway department.
The community at Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church is at it again, hosting another in its series of Living History events. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the 214-year-old church, one of the oldest in Erie County, will host “Commemorating the End of the War of 1812” with a full line-up of re-enactments and talks by noted historians.
In February, the Roycroft Campus will be hosting a bus trip to Asheville, North Carolina for the 28th National Arts & Crafts Conference at The Grove Park Inn.
The Town of Elma is joining the community of world’s largest service organization, Lions Clubs International, with the creation of the Elma Lions Club. The new club will join the more than 46,000 Lions clubs making a difference in communities around the world, and it is now seeking civic-minded men and women to join them in working together to meet needs within the community.
Michael Vanner’s lightning-fast hand-eye coordination is getting national attention. A seventh grader at East Aurora Middle School, he recently earned a spot on Team USA for his performance in August at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games in sport stacking.
Two local runners—Peter Osmond of East Aurora and Debbie Chmielowiec of South Wales—put on outstanding performances at the recent Wineglass Marathon in Corning, New York.